August 3, 2010
Walt Disney Home Video
- Runtime: 79 minutes
- NTSC (Canada and USA)
- Originally in English
This Disney film combines live-action with stunning stop-motion animation, as it tells the story of a child's fantastic adventure.
In the live-action prologue, a recently orphaned British boy named James comes to own a bag of glowing, magical crocodile tongues. When he drops some of them near a tree, a peach grows -- and grows, till it reaches gigantic proportions. One night, James crawls inside the fruit (at which point the film becomes animated) and meets the six fascinating insects that reside within. The bugs become his new family, and together they set sail in the giant peach, floating towards New York City.
During their voyage, James and his antennaed friends experience wild adventures -- and danger. And when they arrive in New York, they decide to make it their new home... and live happily ever after.
The classic 1961 story by Roald Dahl about a young boy who, by burrowing inside a magical giant peach, escapes from the tyranny of his aunts and travels to New York with his newfound insect friends. The stop-motion animation is supported by the voices of Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Jane Leeves, David Thewlis and Simon Callow. Academy Award Nominations: Best Original Musical or Comedy Score.
Released theatrically in the USA April 12, 1996.
Color by Monaco Film Labs; prints by Technicolor.
Additional credits: Lane Smith (conceptual designer), Paul Berry (animation supervisor), Kelly Asbury, Joe Ranft (storyboard supervisors), Dean L. Jones (assistant director)
Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.